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Calathea Dottie (small plant pot)

Original price was: ₹590.Current price is: ₹160.

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In India, we can sell Calathea Dottie (small plant pot) via online delivery systems to any states including Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha (Orissa), Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and West Bengal.

The Calathea ‘Dottie’ is a striking variety of Calathea known for its dark purple to almost black leaves with pink streaks. This tropical plant is highly valued for its decorative foliage and is commonly grown indoors as a houseplant. Here are some care tips for Calathea ‘Dottie’:

  1. Light: Calatheas prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some filtered sunlight but avoid direct exposure to harsh sunlight, as it can scorch their leaves. Inadequate light can result in dull foliage, while too much direct sun can cause leaf burn.
  2. Temperature: Calathea ‘Dottie’ thrives in warm temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Protect it from drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations, as these can stress the plant.
  3. Humidity: These plants require high humidity levels to thrive. Aim for humidity levels of 50% or higher. You can increase humidity by using a humidifier, placing the plant on a humidity tray filled with water and pebbles, or grouping it with other plants.
  4. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry, allowing excess water to drain away. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as Calatheas are sensitive to underwatering. Use room temperature water to avoid shocking the plant.
  5. Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix with added perlite or sand to improve drainage. Calatheas prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.0.
  6. Fertilization: Feed your Calathea ‘Dottie’ with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the winter months when the plant’s growth slows down.
  7. Pruning: Remove any yellowing or damaged leaves as needed to maintain the plant’s appearance and health. Regularly remove dust from the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them clean and allow for better photosynthesis.
  8. Pests and Diseases: Calatheas are prone to pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. Inspect your plant regularly for signs of pests, and treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot and fungal diseases.
  9. Potting and Repotting: Repot your Calathea ‘Dottie’ every 1-2 years in spring if it has outgrown its current pot. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one and use fresh potting mix. Gently loosen the roots before repotting to encourage healthy growth.

With proper care, your Calathea ‘Dottie’ can thrive and continue to showcase its beautiful foliage, adding a touch of elegance to your indoor space.

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